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QEA Endorses Perdios, Speakman In School Board Race

At a special vote of the Quincy Education Association’s (QEA) Executive Board on Aug. 12, the Executive Board unanimously approved the recommendations of the Candidate Recommendation Committee to endorse School Committee candidates Courtney Perdios and Liz Speakman in this fall’s municipal election. The QEA announced the endorsements in a statement: “A current School Committee member, … Read more

The USPS on Thursday unveiled eight new forever stamps commemorating backyard sports such as badminton and bocce.

USPS Unveils New Backyard Games Forever Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday celebrated the outdoor recreational games that Americans play with vibrant new stamps during a dedication ceremony at the opening of the Great American Stamp Show 2021, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The pane of 16 stamps features eight designs illustrating eight backyard games … Read more

Bellotti Withdraws From City Council Race

By SCOTT JACKSON Michael Bellotti on Thursday announced he is no longer seeking a seat on the Quincy City Council this fall. Bellotti had qualified for the ballot in the race for the three at-large seats on the council. In a statement to The Sun, Bellotti said he would be forgoing a bid for a … Read more

Quincy Population Tops 101,000

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy’s population has surpassed 101,000 residents, an increase of more than 10 percent over the past decade, according to recently released federal census figures. The data also show that Quincy has become more diverse since the last decennial census. The US Census Bureau on Thursday released results of the 2020 survey that … Read more

Route 3 Billboard Nixed By Applicant

By SCOTT JACKSON The developer seeking permission to install a digital billboard along Route 3 in Quincy – a proposal that drew opposition from Quincy and Braintree residents and elected officials – has withdrawn his request to do so. The John Flatley Company had been seeking approval from the Quincy Zoning Board of Appeals to … Read more

Massachusetts Issues Updated Mask Guidance

By SCOTT JACKSON Massachusetts officials are now recommending certain individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wear face masks indoors in light of the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant. State officials have also released new guidance for the upcoming academic year encouraging school districts to let fully vaccinated students go without masks and … Read more

21 Candidates Qualify For Quincy Election

By SCOTT JACKSON Twenty-one residents have qualified for the ballot in this fall’s municipal election, which will feature four contested City Council races and a race for three seats on the School Committee. There will be a preliminary election in the School Committee race next month. Would-be candidates had until the end of the business … Read more

Dorchester Man Killed In Squantum Crash

By SCOTT JACKSON An early morning motorcycle crash Saturday in Squantum claimed the life of a 23-year-old Dorchester man. Quincy police responded to the scene of the crash shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday, Capt. John Dougan said, and found the rider and motorcycle up against a seawall. The rider, identified as Carlos Soto-Mendez, age … Read more

Quincy Man Facing Charges After Multi-Car Crash

By SCOTT JACKSON A 26-year-old Quincy man is facing charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash in Wollaston early Sunday morning. The crash took place near the intersection of Hancock and Beale streets around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to Quincy Police Capt. John Dougan. Dougan said a vehicle was traveling southbound … Read more

Quincy, Braintree Residents Oppose Proposed Billboard

By SCOTT JACKSON Residents and elected officials from Quincy and Braintree spoke out against a proposed digital billboard that would be located along Route 3 in Quincy. Members of the board vetting the proposal were also skeptical of the idea. Quincy’s Zoning Board of Appeals held a public hearing Tuesday on the request of the … Read more

Quincy Commission On Equity, Diversity And Inclusion Named

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy officials have announced the names of the nine members of the newly formed Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The nine members Mayor Thomas Koch has appointed to the commission are: Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain; attorney Gabriel Cheong; Faries Gray, a leader of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag; Philip Chong, … Read more

Members of Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums band, who revived a man Sunday during the annual Squantum Fourth of July Parade . Photo courtesy IAFF Local 792.

Firefighters Revive Driver At Squantum Parade

By SCOTT JACKSON Firefighters sprang into action on Sunday, reviving a man who suffered cardiac arrest while driving a float in the annual Squantum Fourth of July Parade. The Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums band, whose members are firefighters from area communities, including Quincy, was among the units participating in this year’s parade. Members … Read more